Ukraine will insist that an embargo on Russian fertilisers be included in the next package of European Union sanctions against the Russian Federation.

A corresponding statement was made by Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko.

“Europe is acting consistently in this direction but still not decisively enough. In our opinion, only a complete ban on Russian exports can stop the war against Ukraine,” said Svyrydenko, who also heads the Interdepartmental Working Group on Implementation of State Sanctions Policy.

One day earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called on the EU foreign ministers to impose a strong package of new sanctions against Russia.

As a reminder, the Kremlin received guarantees for grain and fertiliser exports due to the so-called “grain agreement” mediated by the UN and Turkey and signed in July.

Later, the Russian Federation repeatedly complained about the non-implementation of the agreement, claiming that it still has difficulties in selling fertilisers and food. Because of this, Russia’s leadership threatened to withdraw from the “grain agreement” if their demands were not met.

Bohdan Marusyak

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